10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Anguilla But Should
Anguilla is one of the British overseas territories located on the leeward side of the Lesser Antilles. The island is a holidaymaker's haven. Even better is the fact that it is a tax haven and thus attracts businessmen from all over the world. If you are planning a visit there, you need to know the following;
1. It is a tax haven. Taxes on capital gains, estate, tax on profit or any other direct tax on individual or corporation does not exist here.
2. The island measures 16 miles long and 3 miles wide at its widest point. Its capital is The Valley.
3. The name Anguilla is derived from all the romance languages of Europe, and it means eel. It is used in reference to the island's eel-like shape.
4. The first dwellers of the island were the Amerindians who had migrated from South America.
5. The system of government here is parliamentary democracy and the most practiced religion is Christianity.
6. Anguilla is the main island and it is noted for its beautiful beaches and corals. However, it has other uninhabited cays including; Anguillita, dog Island, Prickly Pear Cays, Sandy Island, Scrub Island, Scilly Cay, Seal Island and Sombrero.
7. As a traveller to Anguilla, you would be interested in Cove Bay, Maundays Bay, Rendezvous Bay and Shaddick Point...
8. The island receives 35 inches of rainfall annually and has an average temperature of 27 degrees centigrade.
9. The economic mainstays of the island include; tourism, off-shore banking, off-shore incorporation and management, fishing and captive insurance.
10. You can get into the island via Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport using commercial aircraft or charter private air craft.
Anguilla is generally a businessman's dream. Imagine paying no tax and enjoying the sunny Caribbean weather...